Anticipate Change

The client and design team created an environment that enables easy spatial and technological reconfiguration to support Bluewater’s workplace and diversity over the long term.

Bluewater Headquarters, Park 20|20,
Beukenhorst Zuid, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands

Bluewater Energy Services, a leading Dutch engineering firm, chose Park 20|20 as the home for its new headquarters. Designed by William McDonough + Partners, the workplace consolidates approximately 600 employees in one facility, creating an inspirational workplace that supports collaboration, well-being and productivity.

The interiors at Bluewater feature community gathering spaces and a light-filled interior atrium that organizes offices and community amenities along a bustling spine. Careful attention was paid to acoustics throughout the facility so that employees have a choice of places for quiet concentration and places for community buzz and serendipitous interaction. The building supports physical and psychological health through connections to nature, and is designed to allow people direct light and air over the course of the day and through the seasons, which has been shown to have numerous benefits to human health, wellness and productivity.

Bluewater is designed for disassembly and utilizes MBDC’s Cradle to Cradle® Product Screening to ensure materials are recovered as nutrients for safe, continuous cycling—becoming assets with real economic value, not liabilities sent to landfills. Supporting innovation at Bluewater Energy Services requires continuous improvement and adaptation over time. Technologies change daily, research approaches range widely, people work differently, the balance between business units will change—all of these dynamics require a building that meets today’s needs and anticipates those of tomorrow.


Delta Development Group


Offices, instructional spaces, restaurant, parking podium


8,000 gross square meters


Completed 2014


William McDonough + Partners, Masterplan Architect and Design Architect
N30, Architect of Record
Copijn, Landscape Architect
Van der Vorm Engineering, Structural Engineer
DGMR, BREEAM Consultant
IBB Kondor, Contractor

Awards + Certifications

BREEAM Excellent